Accrington Observer Golf Shield

THERE were more than 160 entries for this year's Observer Golf Shield as Paul Biggins begins his quest to successfuly defend his title.

The Accrington golfer has got a nice start with a bye in the first round but there promises to be some competitive clashes in the early stages.

The first round games have to be played by Sunday 30 April. The telephone numbers of all opponents should be at the various golf clubs.

Please send your results to the Observer offices, ring them through on 01254 871444 or e-mail

The draw for the second round will be held on Monday 30 April.

Rest of entries have got a bye

A. Rothwell (Ross) v J. Wyre (Grn. Haw)
N. Crawshaw (Gt. Har) v F. Galpin (Rish)
M. Winckley (Rish) v R. McWade (Acc)
I. Harling (Gt. Har) v C. Taylor (Acc)
J. Ashworth (Acc) v G. McMeekan (Acc)
C. Dickinson (Acc) v F. Corson (Acc)
J. O'Boyle (Acc) v M. Wilkinson (Acc)
D. Waite (Acc) v P. Gross (Ross)
I. Hardman (Acc) v P. Raw (Acc)
Mark Watts (Ross) v S. Parker (Ross)
J. Brydon (Rish) v L. Baxendale (Grn. Haw)
L. Burton (Rish) v R. Foster (Acc)
C. Robertson (Grn. Haw) v M. Foulds (Whal)
D. Rimmer (Acc) v D. Liles (Whal)
A. Crosby (Acc) v J. Simpson (Ross)
T. Heap (Ross) v M. Higgins (Gt. Har)
W. Shaw (Rish) v D. Render (Bax)
G. Collis (Ross) v G. Davies (Acc)
H. Sharples (Acc) v S. Thompson (Acc)
N. Baldwin (Acc) v M. Beard (Acc)
A. Thomson (Grn. Haw) v M.A. Lees (Gt. Har)
M. Pemberton (Acc) v M. Redpath (Acc)
G. Booth (Bax) v A. Miller (Ross)
A. Connor (Rish) v W. Rimmington (Acc)
R.A. Sharples (Rish) v I. Hackettt (Bax)
G. Milburn (Grn. Haw) v R. Ellis (Wha)
L. Shaw (Acc) v D. Fisher (Acc)
T. Walsh (Bax) v G. Guest (Acc)
C. Fawcett (Grn. Haw) v J. Harling (Acc)
C. Ward (Acc) v P. Mara (Acc)
S. Charlesworth (Acc) v D. Keeley (Gt. Har)
K. Fish (Acc) v W. Ollett (Acc)
J. Fielding (Acc) v D. Bateson (Acc)
S. Lees (Ross) v C. Catlow (Acc)
M. Raszler (Acc) v S. Biggs (Ross)
A. Gaffney (Acc) v B. Meager (Ross)
D. Southworth (Rish) v J. Eddleston (Acc)
E. Brook (Rish) v I. Billington (Gt. Har)
P.A. Bury (Rish) v I. Garraway (Gt. Har)
A. Dillon (Acc) v M. Bury (Grn. Haw)